East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures offers an exciting range of courses. We offer a four-year sequence of courses in Chinese and Japanese languages as well as other coursework in literature, film, and culture.


Consider a major in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, a minor in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, or an Interdisciplinary Minor in East Asian Studies to complement your academic and career plans. Talk to your adviser about how proficiency in an East Asian language can become an important component of your educational plan, or contact one of us in East Asian Languages and Cultures to find out more about study opportunities.

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Japanese Studies Club will be kicking off the spring semester with the movie night featuring "Swing Girls" on Wednesday, January 21, 7pm in Carswell Hall 014. Find out what happens when a group of lazy high school girls taking summer remedial classes are introduced to jazz through a series of strange occurrences. Rice balls ("Onigiri") & drinks will be provided.

Weekly Japanese Conversation Table will start on Wednesday, Jan. 21 as well. Come join us from (4-5) at Benson Food Court!
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I am searching for a WFU student to teach my children (elementary and middle school age) Chinese. If qualified email ebyers@triad.rr.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Yasuko Takata Rallings gave a presentation "Dynamic Assessment as a Formative Assessment for Oral Proficiency" at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX, on Nov. 21. She also enjoyed seeing a former colleague, Yiwen Lui. ... See MoreSee Less

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中文电影 AU REVOIR TAIPEI

November 20, 2014, 5:30pm

Carswell 014

Au Revoir Taipei (Chinese: 一頁台北) is a 2010 Taiwanese romantic comedy film set in Taipei. Au Revoir Taipei is called "One Page Taipei" in Chinese which means one night or one page in Taipei. Au Revoir Taipei is Arvin Chen's feature directorial debut. It won the "Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema" (NETPAC Prize) at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010 and was considered a box office success in Taiwan. English subtitle. Feel free to invite your friends to join us. :)

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